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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Sorry about that, Mrs. Sheehan

Posted by on February 1 at 15:44 PM

There would have been a lot less written and said about Sheehan at the SOTU if they had just let her sit there in her t-shirt and listen to the President lie. From the AP:

Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan Wednesday and offered apologies to her as well as a congressman’s wife after they were ejected from President Bush’s State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages.

Police removed Sheehan and Beverly Young, the wife of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young, R-Fla., from the visitors gallery Tuesday night. Sheehan was taken away in handcuffs before Bush’s arrival at the Capitol and charged with a misdemeanor, while Young was not arrested.

Capitol Police did not explain why Sheehan was arrested and Young was not.

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What makes this story really incredible is that the Congressman's wife's t-shirt read "Support the Troops". Hardly anti-war.

Um, that's the point. The pro-war shirtwearer wasn't cuffed or arrested; the anti-war one was.

You're not allowed to wear any kind of "message" shirt in the Congress gallery, at least not at the State of the Union address. Which is a good thing. Trust me, disrupting the address in any way would be the worst possible outcome for liberals.

How about a ban on human props in the Congressional gallery?

umm...actually meassage shirts aren't prohibited and Capitol Police are getting a refresher course in rules (according to CNN)...and yes a ban on human props would be great.

How about a ban on human props on the House floor during a SOTU address?

How about doing away with the whole thing? It's not like anyone ever says anything meaningful or true. And there are no orators in America anymore; watching Bush speak is like watching babies die.

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